Are you an eco friendly person?  We have a surprise for you.  Get in touch with nature, book accommodation at a Manly hostel and head over to Manly for Ocean Care Day!  You will definitely not regret it.   It is important to know the fact that the Ocean Care Day Festival runs from 10.30am until 4.30pm on Sunday December 7, Manly Beach front.  You still have time for a weekend getaway.


What is there to know about the Ocean Care Day?  As the name perfectly suggests, Ocean Care Day is a day to learn about the spectacular local environment.  It is also imperative to learn what we can do in order to protect it.

The festival from this year has also a theme: “Healthy Oceans Need Sharks”.  The event is hosted by Manly Environment Centre.  The good news is that this is a free event.  There will be no costs involved.  All you have to do is look for budget accommodation Manly.  There are so many things to do in Manly.  The views are spectacular.  Needless to say, the Ocean Care Day will be held, obviously on Manly’s spectacular surf beach.  It is widely known the fact that Manly is considered to be the city of surfing.

The event will include a program of environmental talks, music (local musicians will be there), eco exhibitions, stalls and local art.  Moreover, there will be discussed the importance of sharks to a healthy ocean environment.

Planning a getaway?  First of all, you have to select your final destination.  In case you decide to come to Australia, you should know that there will be no problem in finding cheap accommodation in Manly.  More and more international students and backpackers adore travelling to Australia.  One sure is for sure: one of the main issues when embarking on a trip is what to take with you.  Backpackers need to carry their backpack around for long periods of time.  The main idea is that the backpack must contain everything that you will need while you are away that can’t be purchased locally.

When it comes to clothing, you will need to cut down to the bare minimum.  It will be great to take 3-4 T-shirts.  You can wash them and they caneasily be dried overnight.  Needless to say, you will need two long-sleeved shirts.  You will need long-sleeved shirts for protection from mosquitoes and the sun or, on the contrary, cold.  Do not forget to take at least 2 pairs of trousers or jeans.  If you book accommodation Sydney Manly this time of the year, take also your swim wear and shorts!

There are great shops and markets in Manly.  You will definitely have the chance to buy great clothes.

Australia is considered to be the country of surfing.  At the same time, backpackers, travelers and international students all over the world consider Manly to be the number 1 Australian surf city.  If you simply adore this water sport, try not to miss the most important event of the year: the Hurley Australian Open of Surfing.  Book your accommodation at a Manly hostel and you will have the chance to mix the world’s best surfers with quality entertainment -music, art, fashion!  The ASP tour’s best will hit Manly on February 7 to launch the country’s biggest ever action sports and youth culture festival, the Australian Open of Surfing.

When will the event take place?  It is going to be a nine day festival, from Saturday, 07 February to Sunday, 15 February 2015.  Needless to say, you will have the possibility to see famous people from the world of surfing.   The good news is that the Australian Open of Surfing festival will combine famous athletes, artists and fans in a celebration of youth culture.  Believe it or not, more than 160,000 people are expected to come to this event.

The great news is that all the events are going to be free.  You can save precious time by searching for budget accommodation Manly.
It is interesting to know that Hurley Australian Open of Surfing is an extension of the world’s largest action sports festival, the US Open of Surfing.  The American event is produced by IMG and it is held at Huntington Beach, California.

Manly abounds in water sport activities.  You will definitely find something to do in the city of surf.  By the way, you have the chance to combine the festival with exploring Manly and you have the perfect getaway.  There are so many things to do and see in Manly.  Needless to say, this cosmopolitan city has great restaurants, coffee shops.  There are also great natural parks and museums families with kids can visit.  Spectacular views are everywhere.  Moreover, you can also go to Sydney.  In less than 30 minutes you can be there.

Take your friends and come to his popular nine day festival!   You will spend quality time and, at the same time, you will admire spectacular sceneries.  Come to celebrate the best of Australian action sports!

Any plans for Australia day?  It is widely known that Australia Day is the official national day of Australia. It is celebrated annually on 26 January.  This day marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British Ships at Port Jackson, New South Wales, and raising of the Flag of Great Britain at that site by Governor Arthur Phillip.  It is true that January is not here yet, but you need time to plan the perfect Australia Day.

Keep in mind that Sydney is the gateway to perfect cruising.  What about spending the Australia day on a harbour cruise?  Is there a more spectacular way of spending Australia Day?  We simply cannot think of a more interesting way of spending this special day.  This cruise is our surprise for you.  Manly Bunkhouse gives away a ticket for an amazing AUSTRALIA DAY CRUISE in Sydney Harbour.  If you want to win, post a photo on your best “AUSTRALIA DAY” theme to our Facebook page ( ). Don’t forget to tag Manly Bunkhouse!

Are you the first time in Australia?  You should know that Port Jackson, which embraces Sydney Harbour, is a beautiful natural harbour edged by sandy bluffs, cliff top houses, parkland, numerous coves and tributaries, the Taronga Zoo, the historic Rocks area, Kirribilli, the iconic Sydney Opera House and crossed by the world renowned Sydney Harbour Bridge.   If you want to visit the Harbour and you look for budget accommodation, accommodation Sydney Manly represents a smart option.  It is interesting to know that since1855, Manly Ferry is a “must do” for travelers, backpackers or international students and makes the 30 minute trip regularly, day and night.  Needless to say, there is also an express ferry that makes only 17 minutes.  It is great to know that Sydney Fast Ferries operates between Manly and Circular Quay from Monday through to Friday in the morning and returning to service in the afternoon. The journey takes approximately 15 – 30 minutes.  Manly Fast Ferry offers an hourly service through the day, to Manly, Monday to Friday, along with extra services on the weekend.

Do you really want to enjoy the harbour and visit its spectacular sights?  Do not hesitate then to take a cruise.  Cruises are available all over the year.  There are so many types of cruises:  cocktail cruises, lunch time cruises, dinner cruises, night cruises and sightseeing cruises.  Needless to say, there are also thematic cruises for Christmas, New Year’s Eve, Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, etc.

Stay at a Manly hostel and take some time to visit also Sydney Harbour Islands – Fort Denison, Shark, Clark, Rodd, Goat and Cockatoo!

It is widely known the fact that when you are traveling on a budget, hostels are an excellent choice of accommodation. The international students and the backpackers opt for these means of accommodation.  Needless to say, along with being affordable, hostels are often more social and experiential than hotels.  If you look for budget accommodation Manly, you should know that you have great options.  Most of the hostels have common areas, where you can take part at many group activities.


What about safety?  Are hostels safe?  Safety is a major concern when staying at hostels.  The main idea is that sharing a room can be an excellent way for making friends, but, at the same time adds some worry about keeping your money and things secure.   There are some golden rules you have to respect when selecting the hostel you are going to stay:

1.Always make sure your hostel offers lockers!

2.Opt for hostels that provide twenty-four-hour reception!

3.The location of the hostel is important.  Stay at a centrally-located hostel Manly!  It is imperative to make location, not price, your priority when booking a hostel.  Central hostels are considered to be safer.   Needless to safe, you can save precious money.  Keep in mind that you’ll save money by staying in a central location.  Moreover, you’ll be able to walk to college, market, shops and different local attractions and won’t need to rely on taxis.

These days, backpacking represents a real trend when it comes to travelling. Backpacking keeps your costs down much more than booking into expensive hotels.  If you decide to travel to Australia, there are so many hostels where you can stay.  There are so many backpackers in Manly, for example.  They spend quality time here with minimal expenses.

One of main problems you have to solve when embarking on a backpacking trip is what to take with you.  The main idea is that you will need to carry your backpack around for a significant amount of time (weeks, maybe months).  Needless to say, keep in mind that there are so many items that can’t be purchased locally.

Here are some essential items you have to take with you:

  1. A good sleeping bag, one of the modern ones that can be rolled up very small is best.
  2. A waterproof for if you get caught in the rainy season.
  3. Do not forget the head-covering!  Baseball hats or bandanas are perfect for keeping your hair out of your face and the sun off your head.
  4. An army knife
  5. Minimal cosmetics and toiletries
  6. A first aid kit, accidents happen all the time…
  7. 1-2 travel towels which are lightweight
  8. Plastic bowl with knife, fork and spoon.
  9. Mosquito repellent is a must have
  10. A camera is not essential, but it is useful especially if you want to take great pictures from the places you visit.  Needless to say, backpackers make friends all over the world.  Photos are the best way to have these people with you forever.
  11. Spare batteries
  12. A torch
  13. A money belt
  14. A deck of cards.
  15. A pen and notepad to write down your impressions

It is vital not to take anything too valuable or sentimental with you.   Lost luggage is so common these days.  If you look for budget accommodation Manly, you have endless possibilities.  Moreover, do not take guidebooks with you!  On the contrary, travel light!  At Manly Bunkhouse, for example, the guest guide and events board is updated periodically with upcoming events and information of things to do in and around Manly.  Needless to say, you can stay at this hostel more than a month.  There are great offers you can take advantage of.  The excellent news is that each room has its own shower, toilet and kitchenette.

Backpacking in Australia?  Be prepared to live the Aussie experience!  Make sure you do not take anything that you wouldn’t use at home!

It is widely known the fact that all the people who look for cheap accommodation decide to stay at hostels.  Keep in mind the fact that hostels are more than that.  They are also a great place to meet people.  If you decide to book budget accommodation for travelers in Manly, you will also discover the social and friendly atmosphere provided by hostels.

All over the world, hostel culture is social.  If you decide to come to Australia, you will observe that travellers staying in budget accommodations are extremely friendly.  They enjoy meeting new people, discovering new cultures and civilizations and interacting with their hostel mates.  This applies also to Manly Bunkhouse.

The hostel has a clean, relaxed and friendly atmosphere with a large common room, commercial kitchen and an outdoor courtyard with BBQ facilities. The new French owner, Cathy Carney and her team speak fluent French, Dutch, Portuguese and Spanish in order to make the guests feel like home.  There are endless possibilities of spending quality time in Manly.  This is the main reason the guest guide and events board is updated periodically with upcoming events and information of things to do in and around Manly.

If you opt for student accommodation Manly at Manly Bunkhouse, you can also take part at a Foosball Competition.  The winners could get a bottle of wine, dinner cooked by a professional chef at the house, a gift voucher or any other creative gift. Tempting…

When you’re travelling on a budget in Australia, hostels are an excellent choice of accommodation.  More and more international students and backpackers opt for staying in hostels in order to live the Aussie experience.

It is interesting to know the fact that hostels are more affordable and, at the same time, more social than hotels.  If you decide to stay at Manly Bunkhouse, for example, you will be fascinated by the large common areas, group activities and shared living spaces.   The hostel has a huge common room, commercial kitchen and an outside courtyard and backyard with BBQ amenities.  Needless to say, other facilities include a common room with big TV and Foxtel, study and reading room, secure storage for guests, job and sales board, mail service, travel and tour information. Linen is also provided.

Book accommodation at a Manly hostel and you can save precious money.  We all know that being international student, for example, is similar with being on budget.  Keep in mind that price plays a significant role in the difference between hotels and hostels.  The main idea is that hotels provide luxurious amenities, complete privacy and a polished ambience.  All these “facilities” represent additional costs.  Young people will definitely not pay too much money for accommodation.  Needless to say, most of the international students and backpackers are not interested in the fancy atmosphere of hotels.  Keep in mind that even budget hotels are more expensive than hostels.


Shared student accommodation Sydney represents a popular choice among international students.  The main idea is that sharing a room and bathrooms with others allows you to essentially split the cost of the room. Each and every room in our cheap accommodation at Manly Bunkhouse has its own bathroom and kitchenette equipped with mini fridge and kettle. Do you want to chat with your friends or relatives and post photos with the place you are staying?  We have a surprise for you: Free WiFi is supplied!


Forget about luxurious hotels!  If you look for budget accommodation, Manly Bunkhouse represents your best option.  Moreover, you will be delighted by our amazing location!   Our hostel is situated in the heart of Manly on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.  It is the perfect location for anytime holiday, summer or winter!  In fact, if you choose to stay at a hostel, you will immediately make new friends.  You will discover amazing facts about different customs and lifestyles.  You will feel at home because the hostel stuff is extremely friendly.  The best part is represented by the fact that you will be living by the beach.  The truth is that water activities are extremely popular in Manly.  You will be living in the city of surfing!

When you’re an international student and you’re travelling on a budget, hostels are an excellent choice of budget accommodation.  Needless to say, hostels are even more social than hotels and, at the same time, they offer more intimacy.

If you decide to come to Sydney and live the Aussie experience, you can opt for cheap accommodation in Manly.  Keep in mind that Manly Ferry is a “must do” for visitors, international students or backpackers.   It makes the 30 minute trip regularly, day and night. 

Manly Bunkhouse is located in the heart of Manly on Sydney’s Northern beaches.  The hostel is situated about 250 metres from iconic Manly Beach and about 10 minutes walk from Manly Town Centre.

The great part about budget accommodation for students in Manly is that Manly Bunkhouse is the ideal location for students in Manly.  Believe it or not, you will not save only money, but precious time.  From the hostel there is only a 10 minutes’ walk to all language schools and some Colleges.

What about the rooms?  There are some great options.  If you like to share your room, you will considerably split the costs.  We provide shared dorm (4 beds) and twin share (2 people).  If you come with your boyfriend/girlfriend, you can opt for a double room.

Do not forget to check also our special discounts for students!  All you have to do is present your valid student ID when booking and you can get 5% discount (4-11 weeks) or 10% discount (12 weeks +), except Xmas-New Year peak (25/12 to 04/01).

Live the Aussie experience with minimal costs by opting for hostels in Manly!

Halloween season is almost here.  Believe it or not, Halloween is becoming a growing trend even in Australia.  More and more companies and organizations coordinate Halloween-themed parties for staff and clients to interact with each others.  What happens on Halloween parties?  Well, Halloween parties involve people dressed in costume to reflect the Halloween spirit.

There are so many Halloween symbols like black cats, bats and spiders, ghosts, skeletons, witches and wizards.  Needless to say, pumpkins, graveyards, cobwebs and the haunted houses are also extremely popular Halloween symbols.  Keep in mind the fact that the colors green, orange, grey and black are also associated with Halloween. These symbols are used to decorate homes and party venues and are seen on costumes, gift paper, cards, cookies, cakes and candy.

All the international students, backpackers and travelers who decide to spend this time of the year in Australia should not miss Manly’s Halloween Trick or Treat.  Book accommodation to a Manly hostel and you will have the chance to see Manly transforming into a sea of cobwebs and lighting Jack o’ lanterns.
Just look for the Halloween signs on participating shop windows and you will discover so many Halloween parties in Manly you can attend.  Most of the parties are held at venues that are supposedly haunted.  Ghost tours, hunts and walks are the most popular activities on Halloween.  Needless to say, you will see also many people in Manly who are also taking part in trick-or-treat adventures that involve organized groups of parents and children visiting neighbors.  For example, Manly businesses are inviting people to dress up in their scariest outfit and trick or treat stores on The Corso on Wednesday, 31 October from 2pm – 3pm.  The party continues from 3pm – 4pm.  Head over to Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary, for special Halloween games and tours including a Lights-off Spotlight Tunnel Tour!

Do you want to go to a Halloween party in Sydney?  What about a Halloween in Quarantine?  It is widely known the fact that Halloween is the scariest night of the year.  Guess what, Quarantine is a special place in Sydney to spend it. There will also be a designed Halloween Scream Night Out Tour where you will be told frightening stories.
Most of the homes in Manly are decorated to fit the Halloween theme during this period.  Guess what, decorations include fake cobwebs, jack-o-lanterns and images of black cats or witches.   There are also so many hostels and hotels decorated in the Halloween spirit.  Australians want their guests to feel like home.  At Manly Bunkhouse, the friendly stuff has already started to put up some Halloween decoration!